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LOCATION: Quarry ARTICLE YEAR 2008
ACTIVITY: Manual handling and storage COMPANY: Hanson
SUB ACTIVITY: N/A COMPANY LOCATION: Shardlow Quarry, Derbyshire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP540 COMPANY TEL: 01509 503161
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Eliminating manual handling risk by improvements to water inspection hatches
ARTICLE
The task of inspecting the water tanks was proving too difficult for one employee to manage, as the manual handling risks were too great.

The hatches on the water tanks were too heavy to be lifted without assistance, presenting a danger to the operative during weekly inspections. The problem was increased in high winds.

Modifications have now been made to the hatch. A smaller hatch is available within the larger hatch. An operative can now carry out inspections of the water levels in the tanks safely and regularly.
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